Apple naming convention problem ?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Franco Borgo, May 18, 2017.

  1. Franco Borgo macrumors newbie

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    looking at this Apple Naming Pattern, I was wondering about the last one :)

    tvOS
    TV​

    watchOS

    watch Series 1
    watch Series 2
    watch Nike+
    watch Hermes
    watch Edition​

    iOS
    iPhone #
    iPhone # Plus
    iPhone SE
    iPad mini
    iPad
    iPad Pro​

    macOS

    macBook
    macBook Air
    macBook Pro
    macMini
    macPro
    iMac
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Don't worry, I have it on good authority the iMac is soon to be re-baptized the macMac.
     
  3. Franco Borgo thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    MacBook
    MacBook Pro
    MacBook Air
    Mac mini
    Mac Pro
    iMac

    /pedant
     
  5. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    It may be an inconsistency, but a "problem?" The all-in-one iMac has been around for nearly 19 years, and is Apple's most popular desktop computer. While there was an iBook line of laptops for a while, that's long faded into history. Unless changing either the names of all the other Macs to "iMacBook Pro," "iMac Pro," and "iMac Mini" is likely to sell a whole lot more of them, or dropping the i from iMac and adding "All-in-One" (or something a bit more slick) is likely to sell a lot more of those.... why change?
     
  6. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it'll become the macTop? Or just mac, which actually seems more likely than my first idea.......
     
  7. Franco Borgo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :)
    maybe...
    it's not like Apple is known for it's attention to detail
     
  8. 8692574 Suspended

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    Whay do you expect them to name them?

    iComputer
    iComputer Pro
    iLaptop
    iLaptop Pro

    or
    Apple Computer
    Apple Computer Pro
    Apple Laptop
    Apple Laptop Pro


    Definetly like the "wrong" naming convention!
     
  9. the8thark macrumors 68040

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    Add in the iMac Pro
     
  10. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Apple likes names... just what think its time for a change, you know whats coming...

    eg MacOS sierra....
    High Sierra

    or something Sierra... as well.

    Apple's probably lost that edge..as to naming. Its only what every 2nd year they do change names (in some products only) and no hardware new names, as they just follow the trend.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    They used to have an laptop called the iBook
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  12. 8692574 Suspended

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    e he Long long time ago :D, in the PPC era, and with the old naming convention....
     

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